Ski Mount Hutt in Central South Island

Ski Resort

Mount Hutt ski resort is located in Canterbury in the Methven Region of the South Island approx 90 minutes drive from Christchurch city (94 kms). It’s one of the most popular skiing resorts in New Zealand and one of the closest ski fields to Christchurch. It’s estimated that an average of 4.5 m of snow falls here annually. At Mount Hutt you can experience some of the great features that it has to offer like the half pipe and natural terrain park for snowboaders. It offers beginners, intermediate and advanced slopes, and wide open slopes for those wanting to snowboard. There’s even a licenced Brasserie, cafe, ski and snowboarding school and a kids centre and licenced creche so even parents can have fun on the snow. If your planning to ski for more than one day then we recommend the superpass. With the superpass you can choose when and where you want to ski or snowboad and you can plan your trip according to the weather. Mt Hutt is well known for its six month ski season from May till October. For 2006, Mt Hutt will remain open until the end of Labour Weekend (23rd October).

South Island from Mt. HuttMount Hutt and the Southern Alps

South Island from Mt. Hutt                     Mount Hutt and the Southern Alps

Methven offers a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets and styles.


Beginner 25%
Intermediate 50%
Advanced 25%

Highest Point: 2075 metres
Vertical Point: 672 metres
Skiable Area: 365 hectares

Number of Lifts

4 lifts in total – 1 six-seater chairlift, 1 quad chairlift, 1 triple chairlift and 1 snow carpet.


Day Pass
Adult $87, Student $65, Child (7-17yrs )/ Senior (65-74yrs) $48, Family (1 adult, 1 child)$115

Half Day
Adult $57, Student $45, Child/Senior $34

Multi-day pass (2 days)
Adult $174, Student $130, Child/Senior $96
Multi-day pass (3 days)
Adult $237, Student $180, Child/Senior $132
Multi-day pass (7 days)
Adult $553, Student $420, Child/Senior $308

Season Pass (13 March – 5 June)
Adult $879, Student $729, Child/Senior $629

Hire Equipment

Mount Hutt has it’s own hire outlet including a huge range of skis, boots, poles, snowbaords and outerwear. Locker and storage areas are also provided next to the equipment hire.


One Day Ski or Board (including lift, lesson and rental)
Adult $111
Child (6-17yrs ski) $150 (8-17yrs snowboard) (includes lunch, lift, lesson and rental)
Adult $111
Adult $184


42 hectares of snowmaking
ski and snowboard lessons
equipment hire
ticket sales (for lifts and lessons)
locker and storage
small retail outlet
changing rooms
half pipe
natural terrain park for snowboaders.
beginners, intermediate and advanced slopes
kids centre
shuttle service

Address: PO Box 14, Methven
Phone:03 302 8811

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